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C7A1 5.56 mm
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Faction Icon-side-factionless.png None
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.56×45 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
30 / 20
Dispersion 0.0010996 rad
Mass 68.222
Variants None
Games
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The C7A1 5.56 mm assault rifle.

The C7A1 is a 5.56 mm assault rifle that remains unused by any faction in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany Creator DLC.

Overview

The C7A1 is a selective-fire assault rifle with a direct impingement operation that is chambered to fire the 5.56×45 mm NATO round.

It feeds from 30-round STANAG magazines but can also load older 20-round box magazines utilised by the American-made M16A1. It can attain a fire rate of up to ~ 652 rounds per minute (800 on full auto) and retains a muzzle velocity of 960 m/s. The C7A1 supports being fitted with optical sights and can mount sound suppressors onto its muzzle.

At first glance, the C7A1 would appear to be no different to the M16A1 or the newer M16A2. It has virtually identical recoil, can toggle between semi-automatic or fully automatic firing modes, and is also quite accurate at ranges of up to 500 metres but possesses mediocre stopping power.

However, the primary upside to the C7A1 doesn't stem from its performance. Rather, this comes from its ability to mount optical sights thanks to using a Weaver rail. Since the C7A1 doesn't utilise a carryhandle like its American counterparts, its accessory rail allows the user to freely attach whatever optical sight or enhanced vision scope as the mission requires.

A consequence of lacking a carryhandle is that the C7A1 no longer has a rear sight and relies exclusively on its front sight. While this can be somewhat disadvantageous if the user doesn't have access to any magnified scopes, the ability to mount optical accessories more than compensates for the loss.

Camouflage

  • Black: All-black finish.
  • Olive: Standard matte black finish with an olive green-coloured barrel and stock.

Ammunition

NOTE: The C7A1 is capable of loading the same magazines utilised by non-Global Mobilization 5.56 mm-chambered weapons. To minimise clutter, they are deliberately excluded from this section.

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
M855 9.56 -0.0009131 960 5.256
M856 9.56 -0.0009131 960 5.256
M193 9 -0.00108782 960 5.04
M196 9 -0.00108782 960 5.04

The C7A1 is able to load up to eight types of magazines which are interchangeable with other 5.56 mm-chambered weapons (aside from the G36). Its 30-rounder STANAGs weigh a "mass" of 12.24 while the reduced capacity 20-round box magazines weigh a total of 7.77 "mass":

5.56 mm 30Rnd Ball M855 Mag

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Standard 30-round STANAG magazine loaded with 5.56 mm ball ammunition.

Can be shared with the M16A2. Does not contain any visible tracer rounds.

5.56 mm 30Rnd Ball-T M856 Mag

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Special magazine loaded with visible red tracer rounds.

5.56 mm 20Rnd Ball M855 Mag

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Alternate 20-round box magazine utilised specifically by the M16A1.

Remains identical with the exception of capacity and weight.

5.56 mm 20Rnd Ball-T M856 Mag

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Alternate 20-round box magazine also used by M16A1s but loaded with red tracer ammunition.

5.56 mm 30Rnd Ball M193 Mag

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Alternate 30-round STANAG magazine loaded with older M193 ball rounds.

5.56 mm 30Rnd Ball-T M196 Mag

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Alternate 30-round STANAG magazine loaded with older M196 tracer rounds.

5.56 mm 20Rnd Ball M193 Mag

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Alternate 20-round box magazine loaded with older M193 ball rounds.

5.56 mm 20Rnd Ball-T M196 Mag

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Alternate 20-round box magazine loaded with older M196 tracer rounds.

Trivia

  • The C7A1 was not initially available on Global Mobilization's release and was only added after Patch 1.1.
  • Following Update 1.4's release, the C7A1 is now able to load 150-round drum magazines that were added in ArmA 3's Apex expansion.
    • The patch also included two "new" magazines loaded with older M196 tracer rounds (only magazines loaded with M193 non-tracer ammunition were available prior to the update).
The information below details unused, pre-release or removed content.
  • Curiously, a separate olive green-coloured variant with a brighter handguard/stock exists within the DLC's files (Texture name: gm_c7a1_ext_01_grn_co.paa) but remains unused for unknown reasons.
    • It also has a unique text string identifier that would have been used to designate this variant (String name: STR_DN_GM_C7A1_GRN).

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany
Handguns LP1 26.5 mmP1 9 mmPM 9 mmP2A1 26.5 mmwz. 78 26.5 mm
Submachine guns MP2A1 9 mmPM-63 9 mmSG5A2 9 mm (A3, SD2, SD3)
Assault rifles AKM 7.62 mm (N, Pallad) • C7A1 5.56 mmG3A3 7.62 mm (A4, A3 DMR, A4 EBR) • G36A1 5.56 mm (G36E) • GV M/95 5.56 mmM16A1 5.56 mm (M16A2) • MPi AK-74 5.45 mm (AKS-74, AKS-74K) • MPi KM-72 7.62 mm (KMS-72)
Squad automatic weapons LMG RPK 7.62 mmLMG RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns HMG PKM 7.62 mmMG3 7.62 mm
Designated marksman rifles SVD 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers GraPiwz.83 Pallad-D
Launchers FIM-43M72A3 LAWPzF 3PzF 44-2PzF 84RPG-7Strela-2M
Static DShKMFagotLATGMMG3 - Anti Air TripodSearchlightSPG-9
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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